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Old 04-12-2016, 12:13 PM   #1
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Blue Ox Swaypro or Equal-I-zer?

Okay, just upgraded from a 23' overall to a new Keystone Bullet 269RLS, 31' overall, GVW of 7500 lbs. I pull it with a 2013 F150 Platinum Screw 3.5 Ecoboost with Max Tow and 3.73 rear. I currently am using a EAZ Lift WDH and a friction sway bar. I don't really have any problems with the current setup working, but I would like something with built in sway control instead of messing with the friction bar. I can't decide which is best, the Blue Ox Swaypro or the Equal-I-zer. What are your thoughts folks who use them? Thanks for your input.
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:25 PM   #2
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From my research, when we upgraded our hitch, definitely the Sway Pro !
Here is what we went with, and love it, a copy of the Equalizer, at a much lower price, a fairly new hitch, made buy Husky. True, if we had the jingle the Blue Ox, It's a great hitch ! We love the Husky Centerline TS , Amazon $399. would buy it again !!!

And no ! don't sell them of work for um !
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:49 PM   #3
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I like the Blue Ox Sway Pro.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:58 PM   #4
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I used the Equilizer... I had very good luck with it. In fact, since I just sold my TT, my equilizer hitch is for sale, PM me if your interested.
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I can't decide which is best, the Blue Ox Swaypro or the Equal-I-zer.
Those two, along with the Reese Strait-Line, are different but equal in function and performance. You can't go wrong with either one.

The older model of the Husky CenterLine was ranked right up there with those three, and it cost about the same. The new Husky CenterLine TS is less expensive and too new to have a good track record yet.
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Curt also makes the TruTrac WD hitch that costs right up there with the other good WD hitches. I've not heard anything about the TruTrack until recently, so I'd wait awhile until they establish a track record as being in the same class as the Strait-Line, SwayPro and Equal-I-Zer.
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I assume they are all as noisy as my Equal-I-Zer. Friction=noise.

If they offer the add-on noise reduction pads, use them. WELL worth the extra $12-15.

Even before I added the pads, the ride was great. But sometimes on hard slow turns, like in gas station parking lot, it would pop and snap and groan. Sometimes pop so loud I thought I had broken something. Now, with the pads, I only get an occasional pop and not nearly as loud, and none of the groaning.

Funny anecdote...the day we bought the trailer, as we drove it out of the lot, it popped, so I stopped, jumped out, inspected everything, and then called the dealer's maintenance guy, who installed the unit, and he said "yeah, they are kinda noisy, and it is normal, and will quiet up a little with use, but there will always be some noise."
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Weight distribution/anti sway

Anyone using the Andersen? I've read good reviews, I'm in the market, and this one looks good. I've had the equalizer, and it's a bear to put on and take off! The hitch alone weighs like 40 lbs. As an older person, I'm looking to make things easier, not harder!

Any thoughts?
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Love the Anderson, almost went with it. But didn't because it seams like gross TT weight over 7500 lbs if it's being pulled by anything less than 3/4 ton, there may be some less than effective weight distribution ( rise ) otherwise everyone seams to like their Andersons. It is a very nice alternative might just need a little more tweaking in design, for heavy TT pulled by 1/2 tons. Just my 2 cents.
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I assume they are all as noisy as my Equal-I-Zer. Friction=noise. "
The Blue Ox is quiet, clean, simple, and effective.
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The Blue Ox is quiet, clean, simple, and effective.
My pick when the time comes.
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I have the Blue Ox, haven't used anything else so nothing to compare to. But as said above, it is simple, clean, quiet, and controls my 30' TT on my 1/2 ton truck like a champ.
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Just to toss this in here, without starting a new thread, I have heard that some of these sway control setups are NOT to be used while backing up.

Do any of these we are talking about fall into that category?

If so, what is it about the system that makes backing up a No-No?

I couldn't imagine camping without backing up at some point. Even with a huge class A...
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Just to toss this in here, without starting a new thread, I have heard that some of these sway control setups are NOT to be used while backing up.

Do any of these we are talking about fall into that category?

If so, what is it about the system that makes backing up a No-No?
Cheap WD hitches use sway bars for sway control. If you back up a trailer without disconnecting the sway bars, then when you inadvertently go into too much of a jackknife, you can bend the trailer tongue and maybe even the receiver hitch, as well as ruining the sway bar.

So my Rule Number One is to not buy a cheap hitch that uses sway bars. Spend a bit more and get a higher-quality, better designed WD hitch that has built-in sway control.

Reese, Curt and Husky all sell cheap WD hitches that use sway bars. Don't buy one of those. If you want one of those brands, then be sure it is a Reese Strait-Line, Husky Centerline or Curt TruTrack. Or better yet, buy a brand that does not sell cheap hitches: Blue Ox or Equal-I-Zer. Best of all, but a bit pricy, is the ProPride. Then back the trailer all you want to without have to disconnect anything.
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No problem backing up with the Blue Ox.
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